Thursday, June 16, 2011

DIgital Beetle Woody vs. Real Country Squirt

I just used Photoshop to create a new Beetle "Woody. It's an homage to the Country Squirt, an actual ancient VW Beetle that I customized when I was a kid, see below. 

C H O P — For this digital image, first I changed the new Beetle coupe into a 4-door sedan. Then I added the wood siding on the sides and hatch. I used a lighter grain wood for the framing, perhaps Ash, and then applied a darker veneer, perhaps Mahogany, in between, just as many carmakers did on their Woody Wagons in the 1930s. I know no one would introduce a new Woody, but I think the second generation New Beetle body lends itself to a plain, painted-side, 4-door version.

The original, and real, VW Country Squirt which I created in the early 1970s. I've written about this little cutie before, click here to read.

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful car Casey! Pays great homage to the "original" !

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  2. OH MY GOSH Casey!!! This is SO SOOOO awesome! I want it ....NOW!
    mare

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  3. Ha! My squiggly word was "dissis" (as in-diss is MY car!!)lol

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  4. thanks! this one makes me smile when I look at it!

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  5. Does it come with a surfboard rack option?

    Sign me
    California Girl

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  6. The idea of a 4 door makes all the sense in the world. I just don't understand why the original was never offered in that body configuration to mobilize das volkish gemeinscaft?

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  7. I JUST LOVE THE CARS. SO SO COOL. THANKS FOR SHARING. I'LL TAKE TWO.

    GRANNY

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  8. The surfboard rack is a great idea!

    thanks, everyone!

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  9. They did have a 4 door Beetle it was used as a taxi. Here's a link. http://www.coachbuild.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=35222

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  10. That's awesome, anonymous!!! Thanks for supplying the link and stopping by!

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  11. wow, this is amazing, you should send this to volkswagen at once :D

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